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Amazon may let indie merchants ship directly to Prime customers

Such a move could expand the number of items available for free, two-day shipping and ease logistics at the world's biggest e-commerce company, according to reports.

By May 15, 2015


Retail group MCX says it's not telling merchants to block Apple Pay

The Walmart-led group prepping a rival mobile-payments system finally speaks out after coming under fire for merchant actions. Plus: It warns of a hack.

By October 29, 2014


Apple caught in feud between merchants, credit cards

Apple Pay or merchants' CurrentC? Consumers will have to decide which mobile payments system works better for them.

By October 27, 2014


Apple Pay to generate fees from banks, not merchants -- report

Apple has already confirmed that it won't charge merchants or consumers for card transactions, yet it's unclear how much in fees the company can generate from banks.

By September 10, 2014


Watch celebrities compete to be biggest Star Wars fan for a cause

"Sherlock" actor Martin Freeman tries his best Yoda impression in a sketch for charity Children in Need. It features Warwick Davis and many other British celebrities, as well as R2-D2, C-3PO and BB-8.

By November 16, 2015


Sony announces hi-res listening stations at Best Buy (hands-on)

​Sony has launched a number of "hi-res" kiosks at Best Buy stores to enable customers to experience high-resolution music. CNET attended the launch for a hands-on.

By November 14, 2015


Candy Crush creator gets gobbled by Activision for $5.9B

The game hooked you on Facebook, then reeled you in again on your smartphone. Now its maker, King Digital, has fetched itself a multibillion-dollar buyout.

By November 2, 2015


Samsung Pay: What you need to know (FAQ)

Samsung Pay is now available in the US. Here's how it works and what you need to use the mobile payment system.

By September 28, 2015


Apple Pay growth slows as challengers rev up

People continue to sign up for iPhone maker's mobile payments service, but at a slower clip, research shows. Meanwhile, megabank JPMorgan Chase is prepping a system of its own.

By October 27, 2015


Uber dispatches its courier service to San Francisco, Chicago

After starting out the UberRush courier service in New York last year, the company has expanded the program to two more big cities.

By October 14, 2015